Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Beautiful Gem

A beautiful gem was found by the Princess
Purple and blue, it must be priceless
But when she had it appraised
She came out quite dazed
Precious, it was not
What she got
was fee


Sheer bliss
turned to horror
Our lil Princess explorer
must now obliterate the crowd
who cheer her, elated and proud
She shouted loudly and not so regal
"T'was not a gem but a scarab beetle!"

©2014 Mari

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

But what would I wear?

4:00 wallow in self pity
4:30 stare into the abyss
5:00 solve world hunger...tell no one
5:30 Jazzercise
6:30 dinner with me...I can't cancel that again
7:00 wrestle with my self-loathing...

I'm booked.

Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9,
I could still be done in time to lay in bed,
stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness.

But what would I wear? ~ ‪The Grinch‬

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Is The American Dream Attainable?

Is the American Dream attainable?

Yes the American dream is attainable in my opinion.

Now it all depends on what YOUR view of the American Dream is, how hard you are willing to work to attain it and what you are willing to do to attain it.

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness." ~Napoleon Hill

The key word is dream. A lot of us have a dream but it's not our dream. It's a dream we see on tv. Of course there are a lot of constraints put on the "dream" by the environment, our surroundings, no money, where we come from, etc etc etc. There are a lot of people out there that you look at them and you think, "oh wow yeah, they're rich... beautiful... got a big house. They got it all, they are living the American Dream." Then you hear about them committing a little white collar crime or committing a heinous crime or even committing suicide. So this was their American Dream? Be careful what you ask for and what you also seek. Not to get preachy on you but the Bible says:

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." ~Matt 6:33

That verse doesn't just mean go to church... read the Bible... get 'saved'. God is Love, so seek some LOVE first in your life, if it's nothing more than self love. Cause it's my true belief that if you love yourself, you can't help but show others love.

So if you're having trouble achieving the 'American Dream', you might ask yourself, "What is your soul searching for, what were you put on this earth to do?" Then maybe THAT should be your American Dream.